Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tiny little tips to de-clutter and organize your house in record time; Tip 4 Create an Organizing Tool Kit


In this fast pace world we all need little "tools"to help us along the way. This Organizing Tool kit is one of them. Find a cute tote or basket to keep your items in and add or subtract according to your needs. You'll be amazed how handy this kit will be!   
 Everything You Need to Organize Your Toolkit

  • Sticky notes and markers: As you sort items, label the groups for daily use, often, seldom, and never. Daily-use things should get prime storage real estate, while never-use things should go out the door. 
  • Grocery sacks and trash bags: Use them to sort and discard items.
  • Pen and paper: Jot down to-dos, products you need to buy, and organizing ideas you may have along the way.
  • Tape measure: Determine what your storage needs are. After you de-clutter, measure the amount of available space you are left with in order to get the correct-sized bins and storage receptacles.
  • Label maker: Choose a simple and portable model to label bins and storage spaces — so you can know exactly what's inside. 
 

  Hope your New Years Celebration is a good one! CHEERS!



Friday, December 30, 2011

Tiny little tips to de-clutter and organize your house in record time; DeCluttering your Herbs and spices

Day 3 of a new series that will go into the new year entitled “Tiny little tips to de-clutter and organize your house in record time”. 
TIP 3: Filter through your cooking spices and herbs. 
Most dried spices maintain their freshness for one to three years. If you cannot remember when you bought it or the contents are starting to clump up, it's a safe bet to discard the spice. Now is a great time take inventory of what you have and what you need so you don't waste money on duplicates. 
And lastly, get out your hose vacuum, suck up any excess spice spillage, clean off each bottle and clean the cabinet it is stored in. How much time will it take to complete this task? It depends on how many spices you have. The average person should be done with the entire task in 30 minutes.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tiny little tips to de-clutter and organize your house in record time” Day 2: Organizing and disgarding Cosmetics

Day 2 of a new series that will go into the new year entitled “Tiny little tips to de-clutter and organize your house in record time”. 
TIP 2: Organize and Discard your Cosmetics. Filter through your makeup. Here are the shelf life guidelines for cosmetics:
MASCARA:Every two to three months to be safe because of the bacteria that builds on the brush.
FOUNDATION: If opened 6 to 12 months. Unopened 2-3 years. 
CONCEALER: Concealers in powder and stick form can last for up to two years, while liquids should be tossed after one.
FACE POWDER:16 months max
BLUSH: Cream blush, 6 months Powder blush 16 months.
EYE SHADOW:3 months- too much bacteria builds if you keep it longer than that and you risk nasty eye infections. 
EYELINER:Both liquid and pencil, every 3 months. 
LIPSTICK AND LIP GLOSS: About a year
NAIL POLISH: 2 years (otherwise it dries out and gets clumpy).
TOOLS: If cleaned and stored properly, good brushes can last for years, but when the bristles start to fray or fall out, it's time for a new set. Give them a thorough cleaning every two weeks with a gentle hair shampoo. The best way to store them is propped upright in a glass, where they can air out and won't be squashed and deformed. Cheap makeup sponges should be replaced after two uses—one side, then the other.
I also wipe down all my makeup with disinfectant every 3 months to keep the bacteria down. This task should take less than an hour to complete from start to finish. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tiny little tips to de-clutter and organize your house in record time; DeCluttering the Medicine Cabinet

Greetings Everyone! 

I hope each of you are having a fantastic Holiday Season. 
Today is day 1 of a new series that will go into the new year entitled “Tiny little tips to de-lcutter and organize your house in record time”. 
TIP 1: Clean out your medicine cabinet. Filter through OTC medicines and discard any that have expired. Remove empty boxes and empty tubes. Dispose of expired Prescription Drugs in the proper receptical. Many cities have a prescription waste disposal drop off location. Ours is at the police station. Average time for completing this task??? 30 minutes. Good Luck!

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